Brandywine Falls Loop
ElevationAscent: 179' 55 m
Descent: -180' -55 m
High: 857' 261 m
Low: 695' 212 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“Enjoy a scenic tour of the area surrounding one of Cuyahoga's top attractions.”— Mikhaila Redovian
Once you've spent some time enjoying the waterfall, continue heading first south, and then north on the Brandywine Gorge trail. Almost immediately, you'll notice that you're not on the same trail anymore. The Brandywine Gorge trail boasts a natural surface, and rocks and roots soon become apparent. The landscape around the trail changes as well, and you'll find yourself immersed in dense forest, accentuated by remarkable geologic formations. Sandstone and shale cliffs rise and fall around the trail, covered in colorful mosses and lichens. Be aware that this trail is only for the daring, as there isn't a bridge over the Brandywine Creek. Rocks can be used to cross, but please use caution.
Once you've dipped into the Brandywine Gorge, you'll start turning back toward the trailhead, and ascending back to your car. Enjoy the final, secluded portion of trail before ending back where you began at the picnic area.
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Land Manager: NPS - Cuyahoga Valley National Park